Saturn enters Aquarius
In traditional astrology, Saturn is the principle of restriction. In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Saturn is the Old King Sobek. Sobek is experienced – he knows what he is doing – and this long-time king does not want to give up his throne. In Greek and Roman myth, Saturn (Kronos to the Greeks) is the father who is so afraid his children will usurp his power, he swallows them whole.
Saturn stays in a sign for 2 ½ years and initiates a focused examination in a specific area unique to the sign it is transiting. Saturn in Capricorn has focused on the structure of society. Over the last year, Saturn has aligned with Pluto/Osiris – Lord of Death, Birth and Regeneration - which is bringing irrevocable changes to our societal structure. As Saturn moves into Aquarius, there will be a shift. While Capricorn is about the rules that create the structure of society, Aquarius is about how that society functions.
The promise of the Aquarian Age is a united world that embraces cultural diversity and protects the rights of the individual. The shadow of Aquarius is an overvaluing of the collective with an accompanying repression of individual expression.
It is worth noting that the response to Covid-19 includes a necessary restriction of individual freedoms. This experience will give us a glimpse of what a shadow Aquarian world could look like. This will be a topic of discussion in the weeks ahead and it is a worthwhile conversation. As our existing structure collapses, we all need to participate in the birth of the new.
This current transit of Saturn in Aquarius is temporary. Saturn will remain in Aquarius until July 1 when it will return to Capricorn. Saturn will reenter Aquarius from December 17 to March 7, 2023.
March 22, 2020 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.